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to speak on behalf of julia, nick and andrew. nick is my coworker. i think it is very important as he said that the client advocate position be on the committee. we go to the shelters all the time. if the unique perspective. julia is very dedicated, hard-working. that seat historically has been difficult to fill because of childcare issues; she has that covered, she assured me of that. she would be great. she speaks spanish. andrew as well. he is a very personable gentleman; he works well with people. he is very dedicated and does a lot of volunteer at the coalition. all of the three candidates would be great. i am disappointed that caroline caselli could not make it today. i think very highly of her. also i did see ms. dennis here. i don't know what happened. i know him peripherally. i have good feelings about him. as well as amanda wright, i worked with her for about a year and a half at hamilton family center. thank you very much for your time. >> supervisor kim: mr. daily, thank you so much for being here today. next speaker. >> good commissioners, like a rolling stone. and the
, reasonable offices in dallas, texas, and general contractor. -erri: all right, julia? >> hi, thank you so much, gerri. we help people become healthier, happier, and smarter. gerri: i need a lot of that, yeah. >> it helps you exercise better and sleep better and get better nutrition. gerri: oh, my lord. >> lose pounds. gerri: sounds magical. >> we hope it is. gerri: andy, you're a defense contractor; correct? >> yes, thank you very much for having me tonight. gerri: you're welcome. glad to have you here. andy, how did the president find you and decide you were the right small business person to have on? >> well, we do, down here in florida, we do computer based and web base training, growing from me, myself, and i over the last five years to 10 # 5 employees in ten states. we've been reck nilsedded by -- recognized by the small business administration and "ink" magazine ranking number 36. weave been on the radar, and we got the call from the sba that they needed a small business from the southeast to participate. gerri: all right. keith, you know, we spend time reporting on small business,
, what does a company do when it loses its biggest name? julia boorstin is tracking just one such company. hi, julia. >> hi, sue. well, facebook may have tripped when it went public, but did its ipo leave private trading -- private share platform -- second market which trades private shares in even worse shape. i'll have that after the break. ♪ ♪ mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. take advantage of exceptional values during the season of audi event. take advantage of exceptional values when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up
about 40% in the stock market. julia boorstin has a first on cnbc with the ceo of pandora. julia? >> reporter: that's right. we're joined now by joe kennedy, ceo of pandora, on the heels of pandora's biggest ever app update. joe, thanks for talking to us today. >> great to be with you, julia. >> i have to start off asking you about competition. your stock plummeted last week on news about apple working on a free streaming music service, and microsoft's xbox music just launched its free app supported streaming. how are you going to tackle this growing competition? >> we've been tackling competition for over seven years since we launched the service. when we launched microsoft, aol and yahoo! were actually the dominant players in internet radio an we've seen all sorts of new entrants large and small over the year's clear channel venture funded starts, et cetera. today we have the largest share of internet radio listening we've of had and the largest share of total radio listening we've ever had because we have focused on delivering the best personalized radio experience in the worl
to be rooted in reality and not in wishful thinking. julia chatterley joins us live from athens. julia, tomorrow is going to be very important once again potentially for greece. are we any closer, though, to potentially reaching some type of an agreement on this two year extension? >> we seem to be getting mixed messages. they don't anticipate a write down until the circumstances are extreme, but the finance minister has said there a solution found. i think ultimately the belief here is that the cash will come through, but the key question is will actually anything have changed. i had a conversation with my taxi driver on the way from the airport last night and he said to me this is the first time actually where greece seems to have done the work that they need to do and the arguments, the wrangling is on the you're pea anxiouss and imf side. but his big question is what comes next. the government barely able to pass the new austerity measures, a total between 7% and 8% of gdp. can they start tos pass those measures through. there's already been talk of a cabinet reshuffle. so it's abo
-- julia. >> it looks like joe just found one of those connections. so joe is trying to work the social network here, and it turns out that if you know a little bit of mathematics, it's easier to do it. so we're lucky to have with us today raissa d'souza, who's a professor at uc davis and an expert in network theory. raissa, joe's trying to make his way through the social network. social networks are a little complicated, so is there an easier example that we can start with to explain what it is he's trying to do? >> the simplest network we might think of is highly ordered and regular, so we might even think of like a grid or a piece of graph paper, so a regular lattice where everybody has four links to their nearest neighbors, and they have four links to their nearest neighbors, so the geometry is perfectly ordered and regular. and it's much easier to do some mathematics with regular structures like that, so we know the connections, so we would know how to navigate through a network like that and cover all the edges in a really efficient manner. >> so it's one thing to be presented wit
on the retail beat, julia boorstin looking at job cuts at living social. courtney, you're up first. >> well, black friday was no match for super storm sandy. the storm really taking the wind out of the sales for november same-store sales. i'll tell you who got hit the hardest and who is faring a little bit better. julia. >>> more pink slips in the daily deals space. can living social and groupon adapt to harsh new realities? i'll have that story coming up after the break. [ male announcer ] the markets keep moving. make sure the news keeps coming with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. use the news links breaking stories with possible breakout stocks, options with potential opportunity, futures and forex with in-depth analysis. it's an all-you-can-eat buffet for all things trading. thinkorswim by td ameritrade. it doesn't just deliver news. it's making news. trade commission free for 60 days, plus get up to $600 when you open an account. >>> tiffany losing its sparkle with investors. stock getting walloped after missing earnings estimates. high-end jeweler also cutting its outlook. tiffany not a
and entertainment, may be about to do a deal. julia. >>> i'm julia boorstin. rupert murdoch and news corp. making a play for the new york yankees cable network. that's not all though. there's a bigger plan in the works. i'm tell you what it is next on "power lunch." >>> if congress fails to save the u.s. economy from the fiscal cliff, the epa will face a budget cut of over $716 million in 2013 which is $105 million less than the agency's current 2012 level. ♪ [ female announcer ] today, it's not just about who lives in the white house, it's about who lives in the yellow house, the green, and the apartment house, too. today we not only honor the oval office, but we honor the cubicle, and the home office as well. because today it's about all of us. and no matter who you are, you're the commander-in-chief of your own life. ♪ >>> coming up at the top of the hour, call it the fiscal cliff hopium rally. we run scenarios on the good, the bad and the ugly for your money. >>> it was the one big hurdle for sam adams when he started 28 years ago. find out how the brewer is helping you entrepreneurs with
. >>> two tech behemoth, facebook and apple are teaming up now. julia boorstin has all the just-released details. >>> and from black friday to cyber monday, look at those -- well, people. we will recap the retail landscape as the holiday shopping eenz begins in earningest this weekend. >>> first, let's go to the nyse where sue herera is standing by. >> the markets improving a little bit right now. well off of our worst levels of the trading session. still in the red, however. the markets right now show the dow jones industrial average off 71 points onts trading day. the s&p 500 is down about 6 3/4. nasdaq composite down better than 1 1/2 points. >>> meantime our top story, that change of leadership at securities and exchange commission. mary shapiro is stepping down as head of the s.e.c. and president obama is designating commission member elise walter as her replacement. eamon javers is in washington with the details. >> reporter: this is a bit of a surprise announcement. a lot of other names had been speculated over the past couple of days here on who might succeed mary shapir
who are saying thank you to them tonight. >> reporter: new mom julia, her husband duran and their new baby, micah, letting us know today, they're okay. >> hey, david. as you can see, we're doing great. really happy. >> reporter: and like so many people today, they wanted just one thing. to say thank you. to the quiet samaritans, the nurses, who simply were doing their jobs and became the real heroes of the hurricane. julia was in labor, having contractions inside that new york hospital that went dark, lost power when the generators gave out. desperate for an epidural in the darkness, her husband held a cell phone light as nurses went to work. >> so, i was standing, it was one of those flip, like, a flip cell phone, one of the old ones, and i was just basically holding it above her while she was putting in the iv, kind of making sure there was enough light for the doctors behinder. >> reporter: they were rushed out of the hospital, taken away in an ambulance. driving the ambulance was a worker that came from california to help out during the storm. when they said they were headed to mt
an early look at the markets now. for that, we go to julia chatterly live in london. good morning. >> reporter: thanks very much. good morning. cautious trading here in europe likely to feed into the u.s. session today. the u.s. session ended virtually unchanged yesterday. it was functioning smoothly. among the biggest movers yesterday, facebook shares losing 4%. the first day that workers became eligible to sell shares they received when the company went public six months ago. remember, the workers watched the share prices fall to almost half its ipo value. so also question about whether we continue to see pressure on that stock with further chunks coming up. also apple lost ground yesterday. two key management changes. the key iphone software developer is leaving. he's been at the post for 15 years. it leaves concerns about management uncertainty. for now though, what we're look ago head to is earnings and adjustment jobs data. back to you. >> all right, julia, we get that jobs number tomorrow. thanks so much. >>> we turn to presidential politics. with five days until election d
: new mom, julia, her husband, duran, and their new baby, micah, letting us know today, they're okay. >> hey, david. as you can see, we're doing great. really happy. >> reporter: and like so many people, they wanted just one thing. to say thank you. to the quiet samaritans, the nurses, who simply were doing their jobs and became the real heroes of the hurricane. julia was in labor, having contractions inside that new york hospital that went dark, lost power when the generators gave out. desperate for an epidural in the darkness, her husband held a cell phone light as nurses went to work. >> so, i was standing -- it was one of those flip -- like, a flip cell phone, one of those old ones. and i was just holding it above her while she was putting in the i.v., kind of making sure there was enough light for the doctors behind her. >> reporter: they were rushed out of the hospital, taken away in an ambulance. driving the ambulance was a worker that came from california. when they said they were headed to mt. sinai hospital, he said, how do you get there? and while navigating the streets, p
budget for the next year. let's take a look at the early markets. cnbc's julia chatterly is live in london. greece had to do this, despite mass protest in the street. >> absolutely. one difference we saw was there was no reported violence, which is something we've seen over the last few votes. this budget vote did pass. along with the austerity vote we saw last week. and what this means is now, greece is qualified to unblock the next bailout. somewhere around $40 billion worth. this is crucial at the same time we have the eurozone finance ministers meeting today. they're not expected to sign off on the $40 billion worth. why? we're waiting for the debt sustainability analysis. this is a crucial issue, too. greece has warned they could run out of cash as early as this week. we're watching this week as they try to raise cash to bridge the gap in the interim. we try to take it to the brink. two, key points here. we expect them to get the cash ultimately. and, they are going to get more time to pay their debts back. but the key question is, is that even going to be enough or what mor
. disney out with its latest earnings results. we get right to it all right now and break it down. julia boorstin is live with bob iger from disney headquarters in a first on cnbc interview. >> that's right, maria. earnings per share coming in line with expectations. this is disney's fiscal fourth quarter. revenues were a little light. we are seeing growth for the most part across the board here. the studio entertainment division coming in a little light with significant growth at the media networks and parks and resorts. bob, thanks so much for talking with us today. >> pleasure. >> i have to ask about your media networks division. it looks like going through this report that the disney channel and espn continue to drive your growth. how long can you sustain this kind of growth? >> well, we have great confidence in our ability to sustain growth from both the disney channel businesses, which now number, by the way, more than 100 channels worldwide. of course, espn, which is, if anything, solidified its position as a real leader in sports television with longer deals for major league base
. >> our julia boorstin is up next with the estimates of what receipts could look like when the weekend is over. plus, the lionsgate trade on the other side of the break as well. stay tuned. uh, i'm in a timeout because apparently riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stocks... wait, why are you taking... oh, i see...solitary. just a man and his thoughts. and a smartphone... with an e-trade app. ♪ nobody knows... [ male announcer ] e-trade. investing unleashed. >>> well, "twilight" fans turning out in force for the latest film in the blockbuster franchise. julia boorstin has more details. >> taking a real bite out of the box office. the fifth and final "twilight" is on track to be the biggest yet. "breaking down part two" grossed $34 million at thursday night screenings. that's the third u.s. biggest opening ever, putting it on that to gross $135 million this weekend. we can expect the biggest ever turnout f
's not required. let's me introduce julia. >> good evening you'll jay cavernans and i'm here to address the [stka-blts/] issues and i answer any questions. the applicable laws of the americans with disabilities act, the fair housing act and this is mr. nale's dwelling. and there are several aspects of his permit and variance that relate to disability, but i'm only addressing the variance this evening. haze previously made san francisco aware of his [stka-blts/], and has requested accommodations, but we're being explicit in the filings this evening that this is a request for an accommodation under the law. seven years ago the variance was approved. five years ago a permit was approved and mr. gladstone spoke the reasons unrelated to the merits of garage. now -- since then the city has become aware of his disability, but they are treating his less favorable rather than taking into account his disability and that run as foul of the federal and state civil rights laws. >> mr. sanchez. >> scott sanchez, the giants have won and congratulations to them on game 169 world series. [ applause ] >> i th
and biggest outlet mall is less than 12 hours from opening. julia on the last minute rush to get the place ready. >> reporter: the clock is ticking, finishing touches full speed away. the long awaited grand opening of this outlet mall, paragon, set to open in livermore just one day away. >> believe it or not two weeks ago the place looked like a construction site. it was a hard hat zone. there was rock, concrete, and dirt everywhere. seeing it today it really feels like a shopping center. >> reporter: today by invitation only some shoppers got a sneak peak with preview sales at bloomingdale's, sack's fifth avenue. >> it's great to know where the great finds are and get the big deals. >> reporter: 134 stores offering deals up to 70% off. >> oh, these are nice. >> so they were $220 and i got them for $99. >> the clock is ticking. you guys going to be ready? >> i think so. we've been ready to work the wht . >> reporter: traffic enforcement in full force for the capacity crowd expected among busy interstate 535. proda, armani, coach, banana republic just to name a few. opening day, stores ope
at or about. jawbone, ja goil. linkedin. julia, tril -- zeus and swrenga and there are representatives of those companies here and i want to give them a round of applause. [applause] these are the first of the 350 that will be participating and we are very, very proud to be part of the tech sf team and with that i would like to introduce andrew lindy of jawbone. [applause] >> thanks ron. it really is a pleasure to be before all of you today and a representative of jawbone. jawbone for those don't know has been a resident of san francisco for over ten years while we are very much in the start up stage we are a long-term resident to the city and committed to the city in building products here and as well as employing san francisco residents. we are one of 350 companies in sf city. ron mentioned the commitment of sf city to san francisco and to jobs in san francisco and jawbone is certainly a part of that. i could go on about how cool our products are and how great the jam box is. i think i have a head set in my pocket that we make but this isn't about us. it's about you, the stude
and supervisor cohen. we're going in reverse order. >> i did hear you say that. well, hello everyone. is julia here? i don't see her. >> let's skip over you and go to district nine. >> okay. >> can i break in a second? >> sure supervisor. >> the new restaurant at the broken record is this friday, not monday so if people have nothing to do and in the southern part of san francisco it's a great place to be and probably watch the ball game. >> supervisor cohen is your person here? >> is there anyone behalf of schools? school restaurant? >> [inaudible] >> do you want to do your presentation in a little bit? we will redistrict. supervisor campos from district nine. >> thank you very much mr. president. good afternoon everyone. i do want to acknowledge a friend of both supervisor wiener and i who is visiting the chamber and kevin from law school and another harvard law school grad in the room and thank you for visiting san francisco. i hope you enjoyed your history. it is my honor to. >> >> call upon summer peterson who is in the audience and if she can please come up, and i think supervisor
minister julia gillard has launched into abuse in churches and schools. gillard said a commission will begin an inquiry next year into institutional abuses. >> child abuse is, of course, wrong and wrong doers should be punished. this is an incredibly evil thing. we all hope that anybody who has ever abused a child is held to account for that in the criminal courts. >> a catholic priest was last week accused of molesting young kong regants in wales. officials who discovered abuse were transferred to other churches. the commission will also investigate whether police and child services are properly handling cases of child abuse. >>> carpenters in japan have built houses throughout the countryside with wood made from nearby forests. but some homeowners worry their homes could burn down. now one company has developed a treatment to make lumber that's resistant to fire. >> reporter: this is a coffee shop in tokyo, part of a major international franchise. each shop has its own unique interior design. in this shop, wood is used extensively. >> translator: wood has a warm image that's jus
los alimentos, margarita y julia llevan siete dÍas en huelga de hambre, buscan a sus hijos presuntamente secuestra secuestrados por narcotraficantes. >>> me dijeron que habÍan secuestrado a la niÑa y la habrÍan violado. >>> su madre estÁ en huelga de hambre, asegura que las autoridades no la buscaron, un criminal capturado le dijo lo que pasÓ con su hija. >>> me dicen que la asesinaron, la decapitaron viva. >>> fotografÍas de desaparecidos no caben. 14300 personas se las llevÓ el crimen organizado entre 2008 y 2011, el hijo de juli juli a secuestrado hace cuatro aÑos. >>> piensas que estÁ muerto, que estÁ vivo pero lo las mi tan. >>> los presidentees de mÉxico y centroamÉrica hicieron un acuerdo. >>> evitar que el transporte de sustancias ilÍcitas continÚe provocando crimen y violencia en la regiÓn. >>> la cifra de 14 mil desaparecidos no es del todo precisa, es imposible saber los desaparecidos de mÉxico. >>> los echaba en un tambor con Ácido y ahÍ se des integraban. >>> vamos ahora con preocupaciones de washington sobre la seguridad nacional tras la sorp
issues such as whether they will allow exemptions to the rules. australian prime minister julia gilliard said an ambitious deadline would be to reach agreement by next oblt. the negotiators will meet again next month in new zealand. >>> january 1, 2013 marks more than just the new year. for americans it could be the beginning of simultaneous tax hikes and spending cuts. >> talking about t fiscal cliff and everyone is talking about it including the u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. he warned the imminent fiscal cliff poses a stashlg threat to the nation's economy and does say cooperation to resolve budget worries could boost u.s. growth. >> the realization of all of the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff ab isn't offsetting changes would pose a substantial threat to the recovery. >> the central bank chief urged the government and congressional leaders to take prompt action. president obama is negotiating for a resolution with republicans but bernanke says delays in reaching an agreement would raise uncertainty over the u.s. economic outlook.
. >> (off mic) >> okay, appreciate that clarification. i will reorder the seats. julia d'antonio [sounds like], seats 1. for seat 2, jenny parrilla. for seat 3, nicholas kimora, having direct services experience. seat 4, to andrew mendez. and seat 5 for isaac langford. >> (off mic) (off mic) >> supervisor kim: i'm not sure it we'll have an applicant for seat 6. >> (off mic) seat 4 is fine. >> supervisor kim: (laughter) city attorney? >> even though he did not apply to seat 4, you can appoint him to seat 4 as long he has been with that community health services agency. >> supervisor kim: i think that is clear unless colleagues have other suggestions. we will move forward. those five applicants for those five seats; i will entertain a motion to continue seat six to the call of the chair to see we can get applicants of the next rules committee. do we have a motion to move these applicants seats 1-6, with recommendation, and a motion to continue 6 to the call of the chair. appreciate you being here today and the brevity. i thank you as we mulled through the details of which seat and whic
. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian country that might become frustrated with an expanded u.s. presence in the region. chinese have vowed to strengthen their maritime strength. not everyone in the region shared excitement over obama's victory. ahmadinejad accused the election as capitalists. obama wasted no time in showing his continued interest in the region. white house officials announced on thursday the president is expected to attend the east asia summit next week in cambodia. >>> presidential candidates are stepping up their campaigns. the front runner is taking a tough stance on foreign policy and the opposition camps announced a surprise move. park said historical and territorial issues are causing diplomatic conflicts in east asia. she said she'd also be open to dialogue. pa
. and overseas, similar remembrances in australia. that's the prime minister julia gillard laying a wreath at the australian war memorial in camber. they paid tribute to military members honored for their sacrifice. britain's king george v declared december 5 remembrance in 1919 to be observed in commonwealth countries. >> and new developments in the scandal surrounding david petraeus. as is reported, a woman by the name of jill kelley is believed to be the one to notify the f.b.i. and got an email from the biographer paula broadwell. >> at the top spy master david petraeus must have known something about clandestined operations but why couldn't keep his secret affair with paula broadwell under cover. the romance unraveled in a woman in california jill kelley who was familiar with broadwell and petraeus received a training and harassing email. she notified the f.b.i. that began an investigation worried that the official email account had been compromised. the trail led back to the computer of paula broadwell. yet it was not compromised security. but
wanted. >> she plays a hot new star julia barnes, taking the country seen by storm giving an old school legend a run for her money. it is a story line some know all too well. >> that part is really fun. >> her career was nurtured at the iconic bluebird cafe. >> i got my record deal in this room. i have had many moments here. i had my first date with my husband in this room. >> nearly 30 years, the bluebird has been the spot for aspiring songwriters to cut their teeth before cutting a track. >> we get a lot more people coming by, peaking in the windows when we are not open. >> when it came time to recreate the bluebird cafe no detail was too small. they took every table top, so they had to buy new ones for the actual cafe. when they created the wall of fame, they took every single photo, stand them, printed new ones to showcase the performers that have graced the cafe's stage. people watching at home, when they see the bar, they will see a can of wd-40 sitting on the soundtrack. >> tales of heartache and despair. >> people are not looking for you to fall. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. >
up this morning for my job interview, and he overslept. julia, it is not his responsibility to get you there. oh, so now i get a lecture from you on parenting? hangn a second. m doin best. no. what i am saying is, endangered more than one life. what do you want from me? i want you to be more careful with him. i'm a good mother. i'll take care of him. i'm going to help you, okay? kyle: dad, what are we doing here? your driving could have gotten somebody killed this morning, kyle. i know. i'm not sure you do. actions have consequences, son. her name is stephanie vasquez. she was killed in a car accident this morning. i get it, dad. i really do. do you? well, this is your chance to prove it. dr. price. hello. you must be my new intern. dad, what is she talking about? you work here now, son. and she's your boss. see you at lunch. thank you, doctor. (trilling) caine: mr. wagner, we recovered your dna. this is so much more intimidating than i thought it would be. not you. it was on the fishing line you pulled to trigger that trapdoor. which was rigged to hang roger lansing. all right. yo
's check in with cnbc. julia joins us with more on that. >> stocks are hovering around the flat line despite negative economic reports. let's look at where the markets are now. the dow is down 40 points after dropping 200 points. the nasdaq is off by 12 and the s&p 500 down to 3.5 points. in economic news, factory activity in the atlantic region contracted in november. jobless claims jumped up 78,000 last week due to hurricane sandy. meanwhile, the consumer price index edged up.1% lined up with expectations indicating modest pressures that are likely to derail the plan to keep rates low for an extended period. walmart is trading lower. the revenue fell short of forecast. meanwhile, rival target is trading higher. the results that beat expectations. in an update on the mf global jon corzine scandal pointing blame to credit ratings agencies for failing to identify risk and pointing to federal regulators. keith and barbara, back to you. >> thanks, julia. >>> unique touches can make weddings memorable to brides and grooms and guests. we are joined with a few suggestions. this is a really
in with julia. she joins us with that and the rest of the day's business headlines. julia? >> hello to you, barbara. stocks are trading lower in the wake of president obama's re-election. tension turns to the worries of the fiscal cliff and the economic problems in europe. right now, the dow is trading off more than 300 points. the nasdaq is lower by 2.5%. about 75 points. the s&p 500 is down by about 35 points. >>> rating agency says obama needs to move quickly to avoid the fiscal cliff. failure would result in a downgrade in 2013. european shares are moving lower after a european central bank president says economic activity in the area is expected to stay weak. the slowdown may have reached germa germany. greece is expected to vote on austerity measures. >>> we also had economic news today. weekly mortgage applications declined. the problem was hurricane sandy as it slammed the east coast and slowed down all activity there. today, we heard earnings reports from a number of companies. time warner, kraft and macy's had stronger than expected results and trading higher. back to you. >> tha
. let's check in with julia. she joins us live with that and the rest of the day's business headlines. hello. >> hello to you, keith. stocks erased early gains. more than 300 points yesterday, today the dow is down about 20 points. it's a fraction of a percent. the nasdaq is down by a third of a percent. the s&p 500 is down slightly. on the economic front, jobless claims fell to 355,000 in this previous week. it's less than the jobless number economists expected. trade deficit narrowed as exports increased a sign the economy expanded more than previously thought. earnings results out today, mcdonald's reporting the first monthly sales drop in nine years. they are feeling the effects of the economy and rivals like burger king and wendys. black friday has moved to thursday, at least for walmart. the retailer is giving bargain hunters a $75 gift card with the purchase of an ipad if they are online between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. i'm not sure if that's how i want to spend my thanksgiving. >> thanks for checking in. >>> in this week's wednesday's child, we meet a boy th
for the push for independence and the deficit reduction plans? julia is in barcelona for us. what does it all mean? >> it's being seen as broadly positive because it weekens his push for independence in the region right now. but the overriding message is that two thirds of the people that voted here voted for pro nationalist or separationist parties here. and this is a sentiment that's been growing over a number of years. and the president has to try to align himselves with other parties bearing two key facts, where does he take the push for a referendum, how does that influence his negotiations with the central government. and then the second, a more crucial point, this region has to negotiate a budget for 2013. and the risk is that a party that he aligns with that perhaps is in the same views in terms of a referendum is not going to be happy to sign off on further austerity members and cuts. so i think the overriding point is that right now the politics, the political situation here, is not yet stable and we have to see how this will play out, which irrespective of whether a weakened positi
and gratitude. all over the place. >> uh-huh. >> abc's david muir has a storybook full of them. >> new mom julia and her husband and their new baby letting us know they're okay. >> hey, david. as you can see we are doing great and really happy. >> reporter: like so many people they wanted just one thing to say thank you to the quiet samaritans, nurses simply doing their jobs, who became the real heroes of the hurricane. julia was in labor having contractions inside the hospital that went dark, lost power when the generators gave out. desperate for an epidural in the darkness, her husband held the cell phone light while nurses want to work. >> i was standing, and it was one of the flip -- flip cell noen phones, one of the old ones, and i was just basically holding it above her while she was putting in the iv kind of making sure there was enough light for doctors. >> they were rushed out of the hospital. got into an ambulance. driving the ambulance a worker who had come from california to help with the storm approaching and when they said they were heading to mount sinai hospital. he said, "how do
believe will be the biggest video game of all time. namely "call of duty: black ops 2." julia boorstin is here with more. >> that's right. it's expected to be not only the biggest joid game of the holiday season but also the biggest video game of the entire year and perhaps of all time. activision announced this morning that preorders have shattered the records set by last year's "call of duty." that topped $400 million in sales in just its first day. that was far more than any other entertainment launch. this game is expected to sell 19 to 20 million copies this quarter in line with last year's game. last night, 16,000 retailers around the world, including 4400 u.s. game stop stores here in the u.s. opened their doors to gamers for the big launch. strong presales have prompted activision to raise its full-year revenue and earnings guidance. many say that activision is still being conservative with its expectations for the games this year. >> julia, thank you so much. so is activision a buy on the release, or is arc a better play? we're doing "talking numbers" right now. gentlemen, nic
million shares available for insiders to sell. it hasn't happened. julia boorstin is here to explain what's going on. >> well, bill, facebook shares are up 12.5% now as the stock benefits from a virtuous cycle. many late-stage investors whoing sell haven't because they bought in at higher prices than where the stock is trading now. the fact that they're holding on gives confidence to some institutional investors who were sitting on the sidelines. short sellers are losing interest as the stock gains momentum on optimism about mobile potential and accelerating ad growth. the number of shares borrowed to short is down 40% from earlier this month. maria. >> all right, julia. thank you so much. so is there more room to run for facebook? we're talking right now about the stock and this huge gain. >> yeah, rather surprising. rick summer of morning star is a bull on facebook. he says the company is just beginning to tap the potential max wolf takes the other side. he thinks many current investors may be waiting for the stock to go higher before selling and getting in now could be a sucker's play.
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